1897 pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword
1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword. 33” blade etched, word ROYAL over a Wing/Arrows Crest design over word ENGINEERS over a Bird with up swept wings over letters SBC intertwined over a Star of David with centre brass disk with a sign that I can’t make out, looks Arabic. On one side and on the other side a Kings Crown over VRC over Prince of Wales Plumes word banner BY APPOINTMENT and makers name, HENRY/WILKINSON/PALL MALL/LONDON. On the top of the blade marked 27172. Also on the top of the blade, pointing V C Arrow * P pointing V, this mark 17” from the guard base. (This mark show where the manufacture has tested the blade for Hardness and this is the hardest part of the blade, called the PROVED Mark). On the grip a Victorian Crown over VRC,. Gold wire with maroon detail Sword Knot. Metal scabbard in excellent condition. Very nicely marked sword. WS17194.